Top read travel stories for the week

2014-02-14 16:04

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It was a week filled with aviation travel news as a plane did a belly landing at Lanseria and a baggage tampering video sparked an outpouring of complaints.

In case you missed it, here’s a round-up of the week’s top read stories on News24 Travel.

5. Nude beach for KZN south-coast

Naturists in the province have revealed that they are setting their sights on their own nudist beach along KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast. Right.

4. Weltevreden: The house that Piet built

We went exploring in the winelands expecting to enjoy a delightful children's carnival but also ended up discovering an authentic piece of SA’s back story. Go check it out.

3. Lanseria runway opens after plane does a belly landing

Privately owned Lanseria International Airport once again was the scene of an unfortunate aviation incident - this time nobody was hurt. On Thursday the runway was shut for about an hour after a light aircraft’s landing gear malfunctioned.

2. Planes does insanely low fly-by, narrowly misses drunk man

Watch what could easily be the lowest and riskiest fly-by we've ever seen.

1. Luggage tampering caught on camera at CT International

Travellers armed with cellphones and tablet devices have opened up an entirely new realm of what gets shared and exposed in the world of travel. After a YouTube video surfaced showing what looked like a BidAir staff member mishandling a bag while loading it onto a British Airways (operated by Comair) aircraft - readers have responded with an outpouring of complaints concerning baggage security.

We put together a list of high-risk travel items as shared by you the reader.

Comair responded and you won’t believe how many security personnel they have watching your bag.

However, one thing we know for sure now - baggage tampering seems rife - Check out News24 Travel’s My Travels section to read more of the complaints.

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